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3-D Walkthrough of Maverick Village

Maverick Village will open next year at UNO and add 400 new student housing beds. This virtual walkthough lets the viewer take a sneak peek. The soundtrack to the video is by the band Fullblown on SPEED! Nebraska Records. The music is used with permission from the label.

Football Playoff Tickets On Sale for Campus Community

Mavericks

Tickets for UNO's second-round playoff football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, against Central Washington are now on sale.  MavCards can not be used to purchase playoff tickets or for free admission to playoff games. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. at Caniglia Field.

Tickets are $15 for reserved seats in the west stadium or $10 for adult general admission and $5 for student and senior (65-over) general admission in the east and north bleachers.  Because this is a NCAA playoff game, UNO faculty, staff and students will have to pay for tickets rather than receive free admission as they do during the regular season. 

Tickets are available at the Lee & Helene Sapp Fieldhouse ticket office in the lobby or through TicketMaster.

UNO, 10-0, earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Northwest Region.

Flu Shots Still Available at SHS

It's not too late. Flu shots are still available at UNO Student Health Services (SHS).

UNO Student Health Services is located in the Milo Bail Student Center, first floor. Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $15 for students with ID; and $20 for faculty, staff and others. For possible Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) reimbursement, faculty and staff should bring a BCBS insurance card.

For more information, call SHS at 554.2374.

UNMC/UNO MPH Program Service Learning Capstone Presentations

Students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)/UNO joint Master of Public Health (MPH) Program will give several capstone presentations this fall.  All interested members of the campus communities can attend the free talks, which will be held in the Durham Research Center (DRC) on the UNMC campus.

The presentation schedule is listed below:

Today, Nov. 20
"Regionalization of Perinatal Care: Description of the current status of regionalized perinatal services in Nebraska and an analysis of Nebraska births as they related to this system of services"
Presentation by Melissa Ketelson-Waite
10 a.m. to noon
8003 DRC

Monday, Nov. 26
"Pharmacist in Charge Attitudes, Policies, and Practices on Selling Syringes without a Prescription to
Known or Suspected Intravenous Drug Users in Omaha, Nebraska"
Presentation by Lisa Bottsford
2:30 to 4 p.m.
8003 DRC

Monday, Dec. 3
"Health Disparities that Arise From Access to Health Care"
Presentation by Jennifer Feldt
2 to 4 p.m.
4003 DRC

To R.S.V.P. or for more information, contact Jumoke Omojola, MPH Program technician, at jomojola@unmc.edu or 561.7567.

Mail Services Envelope and Toner Reminder

UNO Mail Services staff reminds faculty, staff and students not to use metal clasps on large envelopes. Instead use the glue line that is provided or tape. The U.S. Postal Service will charge at the higher parcel rate for any metal clasps.

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and UNO Mail Services also invite the campus community to continue to contribute to the campus-wide recycling program. Only toner cartridges -- no ink cartridges or batteries will be accepted.

Two-thirds of the monies received from this project go to student scholarships, and one-third goes to SAC for ongoing projects.

All used toner can be sent to Mail Services in the Eppley Administration Building, Room 106, and addressed as follows:

UNO Mail Services - Toner Recycling Project

For more information, contact Sandy Walling, manager of Mail Services, at 554.2337.

Campus Holiday Open House Dec. 6 in the MBSC

Chancellor John Christensen and Interim Vice Chancellors Julie Totten and Sheri Noren Everts, along with Faculty Senate President Scott Tarry and Staff Advisory Council (SAC) President Ivory Bob Jr., invite faculty and staff to attend UNO's annual holiday open house. The event will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

To view a special invitation from Chancellor Christensen, the vice chancellors, and the Faculty Senate and SAC presidents, click on the following link:

Open House Invitation holiday

Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Nov. 29, to Bob Cairns, Chancellor's Office, at 554.2311 or rcairns@mail.unomaha.edu.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Omaha Symphony

The Omaha Symphony will offer a special holiday season discount for all UNO faculty and staff next week.

As a UNO employee, individuals are entitled to a special 20 percent discount on tickets to experience "Christmas with the Symphony," Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center. 

This special offer is only available online, and is only available Nov. 26-30. The offer ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. 

To take advantage of the discount, visit https://secure.waittinteractive.com/osa/password/ and enter the promotional code UNoffer.

From traditional holiday favorites and modern Christmas classics, to the ever-popular carol sing-along – "Christmas with the Symphony" intends to be enchanting and magical experience for all ages.

For more information on this concert and future Omaha Symphony events, visit http://www.omahasymphony.org.

Campus Security Offers Holiday Safety Tips

The Campus Security staff would like to remind the campus community of some common sense safety tips to practice during the holiday season.

- When a person leaves his or her room or office, lock it up, even if it's only for a few minutes.

- Avoid leaving valuables or packages in plain view in a vehicle. Place them in the trunk or between the seats. When possible, do so before parking.

- During the holiday break, take valuables home from campus offices and residence halls.

- Anyone who is going to be working on campus late in the evening or when few people are around should consider advising Campus Security so that an officer can pay special attention to the area.

- Anyone entering a locked residence hall, apartment building or campus building should make sure the door closes completely. Strangers should not follow anyone into a secure building.

- Students who live on campus and are leaving town for the holidays should make sure they have someone keeping an eye on their residence and leave emergency contact information.

For more information, call Campus Security at 554.2648.

Spring Book Orders Due in Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore staff would like to remind all faculty that spring book orders need to be submitted as soon as possible. Book orders can be submitted through campus mail, by fax at 554.3320, in-person or online at http://www.unobookstore.com.

For questions about book orders, contact Scott Dickey, UNO Bookstore manager, at 554.2541.

Women's Studies Colloquium Series Continues Nov. 27

Tatyana Novikov, a professor of UNO Foreign Languages and Women's Studies, will present "The Female Face of Violence: Russian Culture and Violence Against Women" Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the next Women's Studies Colloquium. Her talk is set for 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in 311 Arts and Sciences Hall.

The event, sponsored by the Women's Studies Colloquium Series, is free and open to the UNO community and the public.

For more information, call 554.3834.

Fidelity Representative Campus Visit Slated Dec. 11

Fidelity representative, Chad Anderson, will hold individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Omaha.

Employees can call 1.800.642.7131 to make an appointment with Anderson.

UNO Text Messaging Notification System Available

The UNO emergency communication system has a new addition - text messaging to cell phones.

More than 1,200 members of the campus community have already registered. Students, faculty and staff can now sign up for the new notification system that will allow UNO to send urgent news to cell phones.  Depending on a person's cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from a cell phone carrier, but there is no charge from UNO for the service.

"This is something we've done our homework on," said Richard May, UNO telecommunications manager.  "We looked at how other institutions have handled text messaging systems, and we've learned from their experiences."

Students, faculty and staff can learn more about the system and sign up at http://www.e2campus.com/my/unomaha. Registration takes just a few minutes.

The new system, provided by e2Campus, sends instant alerts directly to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via SMS text messages.  Wireless personal digital assistants and BlackBerry devices can also be used.

"Once students sign up, the alerts go right to their cell phones with quick, efficient, short text messages," said Wade Robinson, associate vice chancellor for student affairs.  "It's a convenient system for everyone because it reaches people, whether on or off campus.  We know students love their cell phones, so now we can reach them with important information that can help keep them safe."

UNO Campus Security officials said they hope the entire campus community registers.

"Although e2Campus is an excellent system that can notify a whole campus within minutes, it only works if people take the time and register," said Paul Kosel, campus security manager.

The notification system will be used to communicate any potential emergency, such as a snow delay or closing, other weather warnings, homeland security advisories, gas leak notifications and fire or crime watches.

Information about the system is available at http://www.e2campus.com/my/unomaha or by calling the UNO Information Center at 554.3036 or the ITS Help Desk at 554.4357.

People

Human Resources Announces New Hires for October 2007
The UNO Office of Human Resources would like to welcome the following new hires (as of October 2007):

- Karla Ahl, enrollment specialist II, Financial Aid;

- Darryl Burgdorf, secretary II, College of Business Administration;

- April Busch, admin tech I, Grants Accounting;

- Erin King, instruction design specialist; academic partners for instruction;

- John McKinstra, library assistant, building services, Criss Library (promotion); and

- Micki Ortez, clerical assistant II, College of Education.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.